THE CHURCH CONSISTORY
Our congregation is governed by a Consistory, chaired by the Senior Pastor and made up of two Councils...
THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS: Our Pastoral Ministry is made up of our ordained clergy (elders and deacons), licensed evangelists and missionaries, consecrated stewards, and acolytes. Worship planning and leadership, pastoral care and counseling, training in discipleship and evangelistic outreach are all coordinated by this council.
THE COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES: Our Administrative Ministry is made up of those elected by the congregation to provide for the care of our facilities and physical resources, administer the funding for our ministries, ensure fiscal accountability and maintain the records of the congregation.
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
Rev. Dr. J.R. Norwood, Senior Pastor
COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
Charles Manning, Vice Chair
Daniel Roach, 2nd Vice Chair
Sandra Baez, Clerk
Kathleen Rawls, Asst. Clerk
Trinity Norwood, Treasurer
The Rev. Pastor J.R. Norwood, PhD
The Rev. Dr. J.R. Norwood, Jr. is the Overseer of Preaching, Teaching, Pastoral and Administrative Ministries and, as such, serves as the chairman of the Consistory. Pastor Norwood has served in ordained ministry for over thirty years, and is the founding pastor of this congregation. He has been a college, military, and correctional chaplain and has a passion for both learning, preaching, and teaching. For many years, Pastor Norwood served as a tribal spokesman, judge, and councilman of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. Dr. Norwood also continues to serve as the primary minister for the indigenous 1st Light Mission outreach.